Former “X Factor” hopeful Stacy Francis has called her run-in with Whitney Houston on Thursday a “misunderstanding.”
“This is a sad time for me. I loved Whitney Houston with all my heart. She was such an amazing musical influence for me,” Stacy Tweeted on Sunday night. “I deeply regret the events that led to Thursday’s misunderstanding, but I respect and love her more than I can say.”
According to Radar Online, Whitney became angry when she left the stage at Tru Hollywood on Thursday, after dueting with friend Kelly Price, and saw Ray J talking to Stacy.
“She ran over to them and began screaming, ‘This is my man! I’m a cougar!” a source claimed to Radar.
Ray J reportedly told Whitney that Stacy was a “longtime family friend” but the superstar singer continued to shout at the reality star.
On Twitter, Stacy shared her condolences to the Houston family.
“Whitney maintained a genuineness in this difficult profession and I will always admire and respect the courage that she lived,” she Tweeted. “At this painful time, I would like to express my support and most sincere condolences to Whitney’s family in learning of her sudden death…I will always remember her to be a deeply humane person and wish her spirit to rest in peace.”